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BOAS dog case study

Meet Kiki - one of our special patients here at The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, QVSH. Most brachycephalic dogs undergoing BOAS surgery will have a rhinoplasty to widen their nostrils and increase airflow into the nasal cavity. There are a variety of different rhinoplasty techniques described, and comparing the efficacy of these techniques is challenging in clinical patients due to the different presenting signs dogs have and the other surgical interventions performed to improve airway conformation.

Recently published research by the Cambridge BOAS Research Group used silicone models of the nose to compare the efficacy of three different rhinoplasty techniques and showed that one technique, the alavestibuloplasty, resulted in the largest increase in cross sectional airway of the nostrils and front portion of the nose compared to wedge resections. Consequently the alavestibuloplasty is the technique we perform in most patients having BOAS surgery at the QVSH.

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